The winter holidays are my favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are wonderful opportunities to create memories with my family, establish traditions and throw festive parties! Don’t miss our ideas for kids’ styles and fun holiday activities.
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Every mom with young kids dreams of their children being able to play nicely together by themselves. Well, at least I do if that’s any indication. My kids are ages 2, 3 and 5 — all of which struggle with attention span, self control and sharing. We regularly practice playing together and enjoying independent play in the next room over. While I’m making their snack, my kids get the chance to play nicely with their interactive toys and preschool activities. They also enjoy exploring the outdoors and my older girls love dressing up! Here are some fun ideas and gear for indoor and outdoor play and creative healthy snacks!
My kids love playtime activities that are interactive and creative! Kids can dress up with Wild Things Animal Blankets, play with homemade glitter slime or create art on a chalkboard table to make the shortened fall days a little more interesting.
Stuck inside? Colder weather or rainy days often create lots of opportunities for creative activities and imaginative play. We love to create a DIY sensory bin, design kid-friendly art, and practice learning new skills through play.
Fall birthday parties can be tough to plan because the weather can deter the kids from going outside and running around. My daughter’s October birthday didn’t stop us from having a fun-filled party with indoor activities that were perfect for toddlers. I whipped up some fun sensory cloud dough and the girls played dress up!
School doesn’t have to be boring! I find my kids learn faster when they are having fun and doing activities they enjoy. I try to mix up our preschool activities so learning is fun! Here are a few ways my kids learn through play.
Do your kids like tea parties? Our family often enjoys tea parties for lunch, snack, and just for fun! When we aren’t having a tea party, my girls are asking to have a kids’ tea party. Tea parties are also a great way to teach kids polite manners and table etiquette in a fun setting. The polite manners you teach your kids can impact how they interact at school and friends’ houses too. These tips can help your little miss or mister learn polite manners and important friendship building skills. A gorgeous Tinseltot tea party mat provided the perfect space for our tea party!
This year I wanted to refresh our flowers after a long summer. Our yard was full of summer blooms this year; wild roses, peonies, honeysuckle, lavender, and rhododendrons. After the colorful summer, I felt like our yard needed a little something extra as we entered the cooler fall weather. Quite a few plants and flowers are ideal for planting in the fall to give your home and lawn a little more color.
Do your kids love being pampered? Fill an afternoon with spa activities! Your kids will enjoy being included in an afternoon spa day; just mix up some homemade facials and masks, soak your feet, and paint your toes.